Brisbane Metro - Inner-City Infrastructure Works


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Preferred bidder announced

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Brisbane Metro - Inner-City Infrastructure Works

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   


The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Other transport
TYPE: Greenfield

The Brisbane Metro will see the adoption of a high frequency rapid transit transport system along 21 kilometres of existing busway between the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and Eight Mile Plains.

The Inner-City Infrastructure works comprises the major civil construction components of the project. These include:

  • a new underground Cultural Centre station;
  • new North Quay/Adelaide Street Tunnel, running from the Victoria Bridge to King George Square station; and
  • station works at Roma Street, King George Square, South Bank and Mater Hill.


In February 2018 the Brisbane City Council (BCC) announced that the Inner-City Infrastructure Works would be delivered through a Collaborative Partnership. The Collaborative Partnership contract model is an alliance style model which includes fixed price and risk sharing elements.

In July 2018 the BCC announced that the Collaborative Partnership would also procure the Suburban Infrastructure Works and Systems Design and Delivery components of the project following the BCC identifying a shortlist for each tender.

In October 2018 the BCC announced five consortia had submitted EOIs, indicating all would progress to the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase. The consortia included:

  • Brisbane Move, comprising Acciona and Arup
  • Lendlease and WSP
  • Laing O'Rourke, AECOM and Aurecon
  • METRO4BNE, comprising CPB Contractors, Vinci Construction, Seymour Whyte and SMEC, and
  • TransForm BNE, comprising McConnel Dowell, John Holland and GHD.


In December the BCC shortlisted Brisbane Move, METRO4BNE and TransForm BNE to progress to the Early Contractor Involvement stage of the tender.

Contract award is expected in late-2019 prior to construction beginning.

Last reviewed: 21/12/2018

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